79.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. That was an increase of 8.7 million people over the previous year, and the world’s forcibly displaced population remained at a record high. This includes:
New displacement remains very high. One person becomes displaced every 3 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s 20 people who are newly displaced every minute. In 2019, there were over 30,000 new displacements each day.
Nearly equivalent to the entire population of Germany.
of people displaced across borders come from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar.
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education:
Number of refugee school-age children not in school.